Ms. Alyssa Haffner holds a Master of Science in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music in London and a Bachelor of Music in dual degrees of Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University.
While living in London, Ms. Haffner collaborated with many musicians in both performance and research settings. Her favorites include a music recording session at Abbey Road Studios, numerous interviews held with professional musicians for her research, leading sessions in a groundbreaking Performance Simulator, and the completion of her first, individual research project and thesis investigating how instrumental teachers foster practice strategies in one-on-one lessons.
Ms. Haffner graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University in 2013. While attending OCU, she was placed on the President’s Honor Roll and selected for the 2012 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” She was also a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota, Phi Theta Kappa, and Blue Key Honor Societies, as well as being an officer in Sigma Alpha Iota. She was later selected as a member of OCU’s 30 under 30 which honors young, successful alumni.
For more than ten years, Ms. Haffner has taught many successful students who have won awards and competitions. She has previously taught at the Performing Arts Academy at OCU and held a private studio in Oklahoma City. Ms. Haffner holds professional memberships in the Music Teachers National Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers National Association, and Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association.
Alyssa Haffner is an experienced performer and accompanist, having performed both locally and abroad as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She has performed in Austria at the Classical Music Festival in 2012 and in London in 2017-2018. Ms. Haffner has also performed with a wind philharmonic, many choirs, and numerous instrumental and vocal soloists in both an education setting and at competitions. She is currently on staff as an accompanist at Oklahoma City University. Ms. Haffner’s major teachers included Sergio Monteiro and Sandra Meyer.